Indianapolis, Ind. (April 28, 2012) - The Rutgers rowing team raced in the BIG EAST Double Duel regatta on Saturday, April 28 on the Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis, Ind.
The women’s first varsity eight finished second in the petite finals. The Scarlet Knights raced a time of 7:15.4 and finished behind West Virginia with time of 7:11.9. Racing the 1V line up was: Katie Quinn (coxswain), Kat Geithman, Raelyn Loiselle, Stephanie Ford, Katie Bakaj, Kathleen Lai, Laura Ford, Emily Nowlin and Jenelle Scheffler.
The second varsity eight took first in the petite finals of their division. The Scarlet Knights (7:28.6) were followed by West Virginia (7:31.7). Racing the 2V line up was: Ellie Kleiman (coxswain), Ashley Cha, Veronica Leach, Amanda Baydar, Brittany Somers, Andrea Samulewski, Francisca Carrone, Joanna Witynska, Emilia Topp.
In the varsity four petite finals, Rutgers ranked second with a time of 8:38.5 behind West Virginia (8:23.2). The V4 lineup consisted of: Alex Zebrowski (coxswain), Kaitlyn Meyler, Melissa McCleery, Morgan Knigge, Julia Dawidowicz.
All the races started with a floating start and a crosswind quartering at the head. There was a delay between second varsity eight heats and varsity four heats due to inclement weather, but it resumed with good water conditions.
Rutgers returns to the water on May 13 for the BIG EAST Championship. The championship will be taking place in West Windsor, N.J.